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CopyNight Wrap-up

Thanks to all for participating in the August 2008 CopyNight event at ALA Washington headquarters. We discussed many interesting copyright topics, including the Georgia State e-reserve case (thanks Jonathan Band!), the open access publishing movement, and Universal Records annoyed at babies dancing to Prince songs.

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International Copyright Advocates Urge WIPO to Consider Library Concerns

“WIPO HQ” by villoks | CC BY-NC-SA On behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), Janice Pilch, one of OITP’s International Copyright Advocates, participated in the second session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property in Geneva, Switzerland from July 7-11, 2008. Through two…

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Digital Copyright Slider

As we wrote on the Copyright Advisory Network, the Office for Information Technology Policy is now featuring the digital copyright slider to go alongside the original slider. Thanks to Michael Brewer, OITP Copyright Advisory Committee member and desiger of both tools.

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IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED: Support Copyright Orphan Works Legislation

Legislation has been introduced in both the Senate and House that limits remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works. We need you to ask members of the House and Senate to support copyright Orphan Works legislation (H.R. 5889, S. 2913) that does not include a “dark archive” provision While…

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